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ORLANDO, Fla., Jan 10, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the American Farm Bureau Federation that it may take congressional action to provide cotton growers the new subsidies they are seeking.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016 - Darci Vetter, the top agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, says the longer Congress waits to take action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the greater the potential loss for U.S. exporters and for the country's farmers and ranchers.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016 -- Bob Stallman opened the final convention of his 16-year tenure as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation on Sunday with a passionate rallying cry against government regulations that he said were stifling farm production and innovation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8,
2016 - Campbell Soup Company's decision to support mandatory GMO labeling
received plaudits from labeling advocates, jeers from an anti-labeling industry
coalition, and a more subdued response from the Grocery Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 - The House will vote next week on whether to kill the Obama administration's (waters of the United States) rule, as GOP leaders seek to make a case to voters for electing a Republican president.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 - South Africa has agreed to end its trade bans on U.S. poultry, pork and beef after years of negotiation and a recent ultimatum from President Barack Obama, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 -- The failed effort to drive a stake through EPA's WOTUS rule may have grabbed the headlines surrounding the omnibus appropriations bill, but farmers still stand to benefit from the bill's funding of conservation programs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 - The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services today jointly released the latest iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, putting to bed a great debate about the expected content of the federal dietary advice.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 - EPA's proposal to revoke food tolerances for the widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos resulted in predictably different reactions from the crop protection industry and environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he would decide (very soon) whether to provide new subsidies to cotton growers, but he suggested that the industry's proposal may lack legal authority.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 - A widely used neonicotinoid insecticide poses a risk to honey bees, EPA said in an analysis released today that drew criticism from a leading manufacturer of the product as well as environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 - A new tool called a "Transparency Evaluator" may soon be available to help farmers more easily determine how technology companies use and protect the data they gather from farm operations.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2015 - The electric grid
must balance power supply and demand nearly in real-time, requiring power
plants to be adjusted on a second-by-second basis. This balancing is made increasingly more complex by renewable
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 - Congress heads into the
election year with plenty of unfinished business when it comes to agriculture.
No issue is more important to either side than GMO labeling, with the...
This week’s Open Mic Guest is the new President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall. As a representative of the nation’s largest general farm organization, Duvall says it’s important for the farm and rural voice to be heard on the national and local level. In this interview Duvall speaks to the industry’s ongoing battle to stop the EPA’s Waters of the US regulations, the need for a national voluntary labeling law and the challenging plight of the cotton industry. Duvall says the AFBF is still evaluating the text of the TPP but is ready to join the fight for greater access to global markets.